We booked The Old Joinery as it was close by to a sponsored walk that we were doing in Avebury, and boy, and I am glad that we did as what a find it was!
As there were 6 of us, we were lucky enough to book the whole place out and it meant that it felt like a real home from home as all 3 double rooms are in a converted barn type building at the back of the owner's property and so completely stand-alone.
There is no expense spared with the accommodation and everything is spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. I loved the little details such as slippers and robes in the rooms, The White Company linens, towels and toiletries, the box full of board games and kids games in the living room and the little handmade polar bears on the ends of each bed!
Nicola and her husband, the owners, simply can't do enough to help you and the cooked breakfasts, done on the Aga, are wonderful and filling! I particularly loved the welcome tea and homemade cake!! Although breakfast isn't usually served until 7.30am, they both got up early for us to ensure that we had a full breakfast before our sponsored walk, even though that meant a 6am breakfast time! So many places wouldn't have cared and simply left us with cereals and fruit - if we were lucky! They also go to the trouble to have a folder full of any sort of info you may want, from where to eat (complete with guest reviews!) to bus timetables, nearest supermarkets and places of interest. They also re-arranged their weekend plans to let us stay on the Friday night as well as the Saturday, and we're so grateful to them that they did, as The Old Joinery is one of the best places I've stayed at in a LONG time!!
Great Hospitality. Fabulous rooms decorated and equipped to a high standard. Thoughtful touches like loan umbrellas for guests to use, Boxes of confetti for guests who had forgotten their own saved us embarrassment later! Superb breakfasts with ingredients sourced from local farms. The Old Joinery is well located and about three minutes drive from the town of Calne. There is a nice Pub literally across the road which served good food with a good selection of Ales. Laid back, relaxed breakfasts served in a light airy conservatory, with fabulous views over the rolling hills of Wiltshire. Cycle friendly too - with bike washing facilities, drying rooms and bike storage. This is definitely the place to stay if you have a reason to be in Calne..... Excellent!
The Old Joinery is a lovely little place in the heart of this country's beautiful countryside.
The warm welcome we received from this family run business was what makes this place even more of a joy to stay at, they could not of done enough for our small family.
The accomadation is well above the 4 star rating that this has received and is very much worthy of 5.
The surrounding countryside is fantastic and would entice the most avid walker/moutain biker.
Overall as you can tell we loved it and would recomend a stay here to everyone and will be looking forward to returning to this lovely place in the near future.